Our buses run throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day, with frequent services around the region.

Christmas Panto and Event Guide

Tuesday 18 until Sunday 23 December

  • Buses will run to normal timetables.


Christmas Eve - Monday 24 December

Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December

  • No buses run on Christmas Day.


Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December

  • We are running special services so you can get to the sales, or visit your friends and family. 
  • Services on Boxing Day include Q1/Q2, X1, 2, Q3, 4, X5, 6/6A, M6, 9, 10/10A/10B, 16A, 20, 21, X21, 26, 27, X30, 35A, 47, 49/49A, 53/54, 56, 58, 60, X66, 97 and 309/310. 
  • Service 47 will be extended to Shotley Bridge and Consett.
  • Service 309 will run via Billy Mill instead of Cobalt.
  • Service 310 will additionally serve Hadrian Park.
    Boxing Day timetables

Thursday 27 until Saturday 29 December

  • Buses will run to Saturday timetables, with a few exceptions.
    • Angel 21 from Durham at 11.12pm will terminate at Chester-le-Street Front Street (Corals) on Thursday 27 December. It will run as normal on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 December.
    • Fab 56 from Sunderland at 11.05pm will terminate at Concord Bus Station on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December. It will run as normal on Saturday 29 December.
    • Night Bus N21 will run in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings.
    • Night Bus N56 will run in the early hours of Sunday mornings.

Sunday 30 December

  • Sunday service.


New Year's Eve - Monday 31 December

New Year's Day - Tuesday 1 January 2019

  • No buses run on New Year's Day.


Wednesday 2 January 2019

  • Normal service resumes.

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